Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Friday, September 14, 2012


Whenever you hear the words, SHOWER and WEDDING, the obvious question is, "Who's is it?"  Without further ado, the lucky lady is...

My sweet daughter Janelle!
Here she is, relaxing before all the guests arrive! 

Her dear friends Megan and Jenny, both former college friends, did a lovely job of giving her the shower!

Her coworker Hannah was so gracious to open her gorgeous home for this perfect event!  Oscar, one of her kittens, wanted to say hello too!  Isn't he beautiful!!

The gift table started out like this, complete with a ribbon bouquet that I had to make with all the ribbon from the gifts!  Both the table and bouquet were full later!!

Janelle asked me to make a certain cake called Lemonade Cake, as seen in Better Homes and Gardens earlier this year!!  It is as delicious as it is pretty!!!

The food table, with my Lemonade Cake, just waiting to be enjoyed!!  It really was a most fantastic cake, even if it did take me over 4 hours to make it!! 

The final photo of my daughter with yours truly!  I could not be more proud or more happy!!

  It is so very hard for me to believe that next week I will be driving to CA to celebrate this monumental day in Janelle and Austin's life!!  Jeff will have the privilege of not only walking our daughter down the aisle, but also performing the ceremony!!  We will be gaining a wonderful new son and are so happy and excited for them as they begin their new life together!! 

A Shower, a Wedding, Special Friends and Family, Gifts, and Lemonade Cake...."The Stuff that Dreams are Made Of!"

Wishing you "Happy Dreams" my friends~~



Mugwump Woolies said...

Hi Julie,
Oh my sweet friend, what a happy, happy day! It looks like a wonderful party! Your Janelle will make a beautiful bride...she is just adorable! What a lovely pic of the two of you! That beautiful cake was surely a labor of love...four hours? Wow! I'm sure it tasted every bit as good as it looks!
Have a wonderful day...we'll be looking forward to lots of pics of the big event!
Take good care,

Orange Sink said...

Your daughter will be the most gorgeous bride ever! And Mother of the bride will be the most beautiful!
Congratulations to your family and may all of God's blessings shine on your wedding day!!
Cathy G
p.s. will the wedding cake have to trump the wonderful shower cake?

HomeSpunPrims said...

Oh Julie, the picture of you and Janelle is the sweetest! Two such lovely ladies. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you as you travel and for the wedding. Wishing Janelle and Austin a beautiful wedding and a beautiful life together. BTW, that cake lookes very yummy! You are the BEST of mothers! And Janelle is lucky to have such special friends too. Big hugs my friend as you enjoy this special time in your daughters life. Lori

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Dear Julie, so happy for you , always great to celebrate a family wedding. Beautiful picture of you and your daughter, you should be proud. That cake looks so yummy, you did a wonderful job making it, wish I could have a piece,tee hee. Safe travels,Francine.

The Humble Stitcher said...

Oh Julie...it looks like Janelle had such a lovely shower! I know she will make a beautiful bride. Congratulations to you all as you celebrate this very special time in the life of your family. And I agree with everyone else...that cake looks like it was absolutely yummy!
Hugs to you :)

Joanne said...

Everyone already said it all! Love the pic of you two beautiful ladies! Wishing Janelle the best wedding and married life ever! Congrats to you and Jeff! Enjoy every moment. Oh that cake looks and sounds delicious!

Janelle said...

Aww thank you so much mom for the lovely post and everyone for the sweet comments. I am truly based to have an amazing family and great friends who have celebrated this big adventure. Mom, the cake was amazing--thanks for spending all the extra effort to make it for me. I love you SO much!! xo-janelle

Penelope's Beehive said...

Oh my, what a lovely, lovely day! Thank you for sharing the delightful festivities!
It is difficult to believe that Janelle and Austin's special day will arrive in the mere blink of an eye!
The Mister and I send you all much joy, great happiness, and oodles of warm blessings!
With fond hugs,
Judy oxxo

old crow said...

Congratulations!! Looks like you had a lovely time!! Hope you all have a wonderful trip and a truely wonderful wedding!! All my very best to you and your sweet family! Safe travels!! Can't wait to see all the pictures!! :)
Hugs and Smiles,